Help make it happen
for “Throuple” and James Townsend!
IN THE PINK PRODUCTIONS
written by James Townsend
(writer/director of “KISSING DARKNESS”)
Back in late 2007, IN THE PINK PRODUCTIONS set out to make their fourth film– a psychological-thriller starring James Townsend (“Sideline Secrets”, “A Siren in the Dark”), Juan Luis, and Benjamin Gilbert (aka Caleb Carter).
The film originally started out as an experimental project inspired by the dark and twisted storytelling of directors such as David Lynch and Cronenberg.
James Townsend had the basic story line and script in place. However, he wanted the film to be more “in the moment”. The three actors, started having regular meetings. In doing so, the story started to create itself as they all added in their own insight to current events surrounding their own lives and worked in actual conversations they were having about some of life’s tough questions. Soon, the line between fiction and reality was starting to blur andTHROUPLE was creating itself.
Soon, the film started to gain attention in the Los Angeles area and GLBT film community. The cast started doing early publicity and had signings at local nightclubs and events. The film was slatted for a late 2008 DVD release and was being made available through several retailers, such as TLA, Amazon, Netflix and more.
In addition, MTV’s TRUE LIFE, which had been following Benjamin around for one of their episodes, was wanting to come back and do a second episode featuring him and THROUPLE as an “I’m a gay filmmaker.” episode…
ORIGINAL ROUGH-CUT TEASER (low res): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JyMKiXQ1bA
With the film almost complete, after the typical obstacles of low budget film making (not enough budget, scheduling delays, etc), there was approximately three days of filming left to finalize the project. Being behind schedule, and having distributors asking for updates, in anticipation of getting the film into the festival circuit, it was time to bring the film to completion one way or another…
James called Benjamin and they agreed to conquer out the rest of the film as soon as possible!
However, with great sadness, the next few weeks would change everything… and, that is when things came to a haulting stop.
In February 2009, Benjamin passed away…
The film was put on the shelf…
Without Benjamin, there was no way to finish the film. And, for the most part, the actors and crew simply did not have it within themselves to finish it without him.
Years later, THROUPLE has re-emerged.
While the film has always remained on his mind, recently James Townsend, randomly stumbled upon a hard copy of the original script while moving storage boxes around. Picking up the script, the need to finish the film took hold…
As of recently, the script has been updated and revised… it is ready to be put in front of cameras!
If you would like to read the screenplay, or have any questions, please email:firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to move forward, with getting the film financed, and securing a new cast to shoot the film, in completion from start to finish.
Coming out of a bad relationship, Shane finds it too easy to fall for the outgoing David after a few drinks and a night of tangled sheets. Disappointed with end results, and realizing his heart jumped into rebound too quickly, it isn’t long before patience is lost and history repeats itself through a chance encounter with someone just as charming…
But as realizations lead to confrontations, and secrets emerge, a love of a different kind pushes itself into the lives of three young men connected in ways they have only just begun to discover.
Now, as lives intersect and the philosophies of love are challenged, the boys find themselves venturing into an emotional world of confusion, heartbreak, addiction, jealousy and more where nothing is quite what it seems…
In the game of love, it is always safe to say that three is a crowd!!!
Working hand in hand with our distributor of several years, and a tight film team, In The Pink Productions has produced several bestselling gay-themed films– majority of which have gone international!
Despite specializing in gay-themed films, we try to approach each story in a unique manner. We are not known for the typical boy-meets-boy storyline that is seen a hundred times amidst comic confusion and chaos. Instead, In The Pink Productions, has set out to make films that can appeal to anyone… murder mysteries, psychological thrillers, horror films, musicals, and more… the thing is, yes– our characters are gay… but we know and show that there is a lot more to tha gay community than your typical “boy meets boy” coming out story!
There is a whole world of cinema possibilities out there waiting to tell their story…
Our films have included (click on titles for trailer/clips):
- ** Sideline Secrets (#7 BESTSELLING gay film of 2006!!!)
- ** Sideline Secrets 2: Darker Secrets
- ** A Siren in the Dark
- ** Unsolved Suburbia
- ** Luna Park (2013 TLA Gayby Nominee: Best Thriller)
- ** Kissing Darkness
These films are available through a long list of retailers that include Netflix, Blockbuster, Best Buy, Amazon and many more…
(above: collection of past films)
Making a film is a large undertaking. Your funds will be used for both pre-production and the actual production itself. Besides paying cast and crew, here are just a few of the things your contributions will be used for:
- Equipment rentals/purchases (cameras, lights, etc)
- Location Rentals
- Special effects
- Cast/Crew Payment
As mentioned, in 2007, the original cast consisted of James Townsend, Juan Luis and Caleb Carter.
We are in need of a new cast!
If you are in the Los Angeles area, and interested in auditioning, please drop an email to: email@example.com and be sure to put “THROUPLE submission” in the subject line. As the project is funded and moves forward, we will be in contact in regards to the audition process.
(STAY TUNED — ROLES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!!!!)
Anything you can do to contribute to the funding. spread the word, etc. is very much appreciated. There is never such thing as “too much help”. If you can simply share the appropriate links to spread word about the project on Facebook, Twitter and other websites, that would be terrific!
PLEASE spread the word of our project. Make some noise! Use the share tools above especially. Or refer people to our link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/throuple–4/x/33566
Whether you are posting an update on LinkedIn, updating your Facebook status, tweeting to your followers or sharing our video on your YouTube channel, EVERY little bit helps. The more you share this page via Indie Go-Go, the more Indie Go-Go will help promote the project.
Need some incentive to share the word? When you do share this project with friends and family, email firstname.lastname@example.org a link to where you shared the project or email a screen shot and you will get a special shout out in the credits of the films!
In addition, we will be looking for music to feature in the film and much more. If you have a product and/or service you can offer to help us out with overall production, we would love to hear from you as well!
Please note, that any and all donations to the project, as outlined via the IndieGoGo website rules/regulations does not alot for ownership of the finished film and/or profit sharing.
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RAISED OF $9,999 GOAL
This campaign started on Jun 23 and will close on August 10, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
SELECT A PERK
With a $50 donation, you will not only get a special thank you in the credits of the project, but you’ll also get to enjoy the finished film whenever you want. An autographed DVD of the final, completed film will be yours with this incentive as well as a special thank you in the credits.
Ready For Your Closeup
If you are in the LA area, get a photo shoot with JTownsendPhotos — you name the shoot– headshots, portfolio development, erotic, underwear/swimsuit– it is up to you! Check out the JTownsendPhotos port. at http://jtownsendphotos.tumblr.com to see previous work! The shoot is 2 hours and would include touchups of selected images. You must be in Los Angeles to claim this offer!
Come party with the cast & crew of THROUPLE during their wrap party! Location & dates will be dependent on completion of the film. Also receive an autographed DVD of the final film. Special thank you in the credits of the film and IMDB Page. A selected piece of memorabilia from the film, hand signed as well.
Be listed as an Associate Producer on the project in the credits, the website and on the IMDb page. An autographed DVD of the final, completed series will also be yours with this incentive as well as a special thank you in the credits and a hand signed piece of memorabilia. Attend the wrap party. ** note: this does not grant you income/return on the film.
Help make it happen
for Throuple and James Townsend!